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Western Bulldogs vs Sydney

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Round: 19   Venue: Docklands   Date: Sun, 04-08-2013 1:10 pm   Crowd: 22,647  
Western Bulldogs 4.1.257.3.4511.4.7015.9.99 C:  Brendan McCartney
Sydney 5.1.3110.3.6315.6.9621.8.134 C:  John Longmire
  SYD by 6SYD by 18SYD by 26SYD by 35  
Weather
min temp  8.3°C      max temp  14.1°C
rainfall  12.6mm    humidity  53%    air pressure  1013.0mb
wind speed 19km/h      wind direction  W
Brownlow Medal 3 Kieren Jack (SYD)2 Ryan Griffen (WBULL)1 Kurt Tippett (SYD)

Match Report

Sydney has overcome a much improved Western Bulldogs outfit to move into the top two on the ladder. The Swans were pushed to the limit for most of their match against the Dogs at Docklands on Sunday afternoon, it was a only a burst of six goals in 10 minutes either side of the three-quarter-time siren that enabled the win to be one of relatively comfortable proportions.

The Bulldogs matched the Swans intensity for the entire match, but Sydney's poise and polish at vital moments was enough to get them across the line. The presence of a big, goal-kicking forward - Kurt Tippett finished with six majors - was also an important factor. Tippett was amongst the Swans best, along with Kieran Jack (30 disposals and two goals) and Ryan O'Keefe (21 touches and a goal).

For the Dogs, Ryan Griffen continued his outstanding season with another 40-plus possession game. He received great support from Tom Liberatore (33 disposals) and Mitch Wallis (29 possessions). While the Bulldogs remain in 15th position on the ladder with just five wins, there is a general consensus that they are a far-improved outfit and will push their remaining 2013 opponents to the limit. Those opponents are Carlton, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne and Dogs' coach Brendon McCartney would see victory as a distinct possibility in all of those matches.

Sydney, now in second place on the ladder, will have a chance to consolidate that place and even push for top spot over the coming weeks. The Swans take on Collingwood at Stadium Australia next Saturday night, and will round out their season with matches against St Kilda at the SCG, Geelong at Kardinia Park and a blockbuster against Hawthorn at Stadium Australia in round 23, a match that could ultimately determine the minor premier.

GOALS
Western Bulldogs: Grant 3; Campbell, Giansiracusa, Dickson, Stevens 2; Young, Addison, Dahlhaus, Hunter
Sydney: Tippett 6, Lamb 2, Bird 2, Bolton 2, K. Jack 2, Parker, Mumford, O'Keefe, White, Grundy, Mumford, B. Jack

BEST - THE AGE
Western Bulldogs: Wallis, Griffen, Cooney, Liberatore, Grant, Murphy
Sydney: K Jack, Tippett, O'Keefe, Mumford, McVeigh, Hannebery

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Western Bulldogs: Griffen, Wallis, Liberatore, Minson, Grant, Cooney
Sydney: K. Jack, Tippett, McVeigh, O'Keefe, Mumford, Rampe, Hannebery

INJURIES
Western Bulldogs: Dahlhaus (nose)
Sydney: Nil

SUBSTITUTES Western Bulldogs: Daniel Giansiracusa replaced Jack Macrae in the third quarter.
Sydney: Brandon Jack replaced Rhyce Shaw in the third quarter.

UMPIRES: Schmitt, Hay, Mitchell

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Dwayne Russell, Gerard Healy, Danny Frawley, Barry Hall

Source

Match report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of AFL Media.

Match stats

Western Bulldogs Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
22 Addison, Dylan 5 5 7 12 1 0 0 4 0 3 25y 301d 85 28
45 Campbell, Tom 2 2 5 7 2 0 11 2 1 1 21y 275d 9 5
17 Cooney, Adam 13 3 17 30 0 0 0 2 1 0 27y 308d 198 168
4 Cross, Daniel 6 4 26 32 0 0 1 5 0 0 30y 127d 206 31
6 Dahlhaus, Luke 8 2 12 20 1 0 0 4 1 0 20y 348d 46 46
29 Dickson, Tory 8 3 6 14 2 0 0 1 1 0 25y 312d 26 34
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 7 5 1 8 2 1 0 1 0 0 31y 146d 246 308
1 Grant, Jarrad 12 4 8 20 3 0 1 3 0 1 24y 29d 54 65
16 Griffen, Ryan 15 3 26 41 0 1 0 6 2 0 27y 8d 179 119
26 Hunter, Lachie 6 1 8 14 1 1 0 4 0 1 18y 234d 6 2
21 Liberatore, Tom 18 3 15 33 0 0 0 9 0 2 21y 80d 51 10
11 Macrae, Jack 3 0 4 7 0 0 0 6 1 0 19y 1d 13 3
27 Minson, Will 6 2 8 14 0 0 35 6 0 0 28y 115d 154 70
38 Morris, Dale 5 0 6 11 0 0 0 2 2 0 30y 218d 169 3
2 Murphy, Bob 21 3 2 23 0 0 0 5 0 1 31y 56d 245 166
42 Picken, Liam 17 5 7 24 0 0 0 6 1 0 27y 3d 103 29
23 Roughead, Jordan 1 4 6 7 0 0 0 4 1 2 22y 274d 53 12
25 Stevens, Koby 8 3 10 18 2 2 0 5 1 1 22y 47d 26 10
32 Talia, Michael 12 6 9 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 20y 174d 13 1
15 Tutt, Jason 8 4 5 13 0 1 0 2 0 1 22y 81d 17 11
3 Wallis, Mitch 8 1 21 29 0 0 0 13 2 1 20y 284d 39 10
31 Young, Tom 7 1 1 8 1 0 0 6 0 0 21y 100d 20 3
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 196 64 210 406 15 9 48 96 14 14 24y 210d 1958 1134
Sydney Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
14 Bird, Craig 8 2 3 11 2 0 0 4 0 0 24y 195d 103 47
24 Bolton, Jude 8 3 3 11 2 1 0 2 1 1 33y 142d 319 190
13 Everitt, Andrejs 14 7 4 18 0 0 0 3 1 0 24y 144d 72 32
39 Grundy, Heath 7 4 13 20 1 1 0 1 0 1 27y 63d 132 22
4 Hannebery, Dan 9 1 13 22 0 0 0 3 0 0 22y 161d 95 41
33 Jack, Brandon 1 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 19y 71d 7 7
15 Jack, Kieren 16 1 14 30 2 0 0 13 0 1 26y 37d 132 96
12 Kennedy, Josh 6 1 12 18 0 1 0 6 1 0 25y 45d 104 65
11 Lamb, Jed 6 1 3 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 20y 289d 10 7
9 Malceski, Nick 13 5 6 19 0 0 0 0 1 1 28y 354d 144 59
3 McVeigh, Jarrad 17 3 13 30 0 0 0 2 0 1 28y 119d 212 154
6 Mitchell, Tom 6 3 13 19 0 1 0 2 2 2 20y 65d 9 10
41 Mumford, Shane 7 2 7 14 2 0 36 5 1 1 27y 30d 93 37
5 O'Keefe, Ryan 13 4 8 21 1 0 1 7 2 2 32y 192d 275 258
26 Parker, Luke 13 4 8 21 1 0 0 9 0 2 20y 283d 50 28
38 Pyke, Mike 3 6 10 13 0 0 14 3 0 0 29y 133d 64 33
43 Rampe, Dane 16 7 4 20 0 0 0 4 0 0 23y 63d 16 1
25 Richards, Ted 6 2 4 10 0 0 0 1 1 1 30y 205d 199 32
2 Shaw, Rhyce 7 2 3 10 0 0 0 2 1 1 31y 292d 190 41
40 Smith, Nick 10 5 8 18 0 0 0 6 2 0 25y 53d 92 9
8 Tippett, Kurt 10 8 5 15 6 0 0 1 1 0 26y 88d 111 209
18 White, Jesse 6 6 4 10 1 2 0 2 0 0 25y 207d 64 66
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 202 77 160 362 21 8 51 79 14 14 26y 14d 2493 1444

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.